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's offensive to recapture the city of slovyansk from forces siding with russia. russia claims it has gotten thousands of pleas of help from inside. >>> a major ruling in a legal battle between the world's top smartphonemakers. a federal jury ruled that samsung enfringed on apple's features. samsung was ordered to pay $120 million in damages. that was far short of the $2.2 billion apple had been seeking. apple's big payday was reduced slightly when the same jury found that apple, too, had copied one of samsung's patents. >>> and a school bus near georgetown, mississippi, in flames. moments earlier, it was carrying high school students. but a postal worker, betty wyndam, happened to see the bus when it started to smoke. she is also a part-time firefighter. drove in front of the bus, forcing it to stop. she and her sister helped the driver and 21 students off just in time. the cause of that fire is under investigation. heads up for that. >>> and panic underground in new york city, as a packed subway train goes off the rails. the train derailed between two stations in queens on friday. rescue c
should be pushing tougher sanctions on russia over ukraine. >> and the price of oil has fallen below $100 a barrel for the first time in three weeks. analysts say it's a sign of more to come. today the price of gas has reached a state average of $4.25, down a fraction from the day before. one analyst said prices on the west coast could fall to as low as $3.80 a gallon by july as long as there are no interruptions in supply. >>> california is planning to double the number of hydrogen fueling stations by 2015. new stations are planned in many areas. there is just one now, in emeryville. there are currently about 230 fuel cell cars in california but honda, hyundai and toyota say they plan to market the cars in california within two years. now an update on three bear cubs rescued around lake tahoe. one was found injured at the heavenly ski area a couple months ago. thanks to expert medical care and a lot of good food, all three cubs are doing well now. abc7 news anchor dan ashley with the return to their wild this morning in the assignment 7 report. >> if you want to rescue bear cubs, you bet
. the white house discussed sanctions against russia. >> the goal is not to punish russia. the goal is to give them incentive to choose the better course. >> the un security council also held a request today. >> 250 people are dead and thousands missing tonight following a major landslide in afghanistan. days of heavy train triggered the slide in northeastern afghanistan. crews looking for people trapped in the rubble. officials say they don't have enough equipment. >> tesla motors says it will appeal an $89,000 fine from cal osha. tesla cited for seven in october. cal oesh afound tesla allowed workers to use the equipment anyway. one of the injured workers is still recovering are from burns. >> just ahead tonight a crucial connector from bicycle riders. >> who are you? [whispering] i'm the breakfast fairy. what are you doing? leaving you a few bucks. that's all you need for my - sourdough breakfast melts, with your choice of ham, egg and cheese, or bacon egg and cheese, both on toasted sourdough. right now they're 2 for just $4.00. there's no such thing as the breakfast fairy. woah, woah - yo
, being supported by russia. the fighting sparking this fire at the separatist headquarters, leaving people dangling from windows. and at least 31 dead. elsewhere, pro-russian mobs hitting back, taking down two helicopters and stopping this armored carrier from advancing. all just a day after storming yet another government building. we're seeing petrol bombs, tear gas, stun grenades. the entire country is now on edge. city after city falling like dominos to pro-russian gangs. today, president obama, meeting with germany's angela merkel, took yet another shot at russian leader vladimir putin. >> what can't be taken into account is his suggestion that he has the right to violate the sovereignty of another country. that's not acceptable. >> reporter: but here on the streets, the anger is aimed at the united states. we asked this leader who he blames for violence. his answer doesn't need any translation. >> america, america. >> reporter: even as i'm talking, there are groups of armed men roaming the city. and the big question now is, will russian troops invade? diane? >> thank you so mu
front against violence in ukraine and steps the president is poised to take if russia doesn't back down. >> and concern over a deadly virus first seen in the >> the crisis in ukraine is escalating. 30 people died in new clashes in kiev. the president met with german chancellor at the white house. a meeting could determine further sanctions. today the president and german chancellor presented a united front. >> if in fact we see disruptions and the did he stable sayings continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> the sanctions will be unavoidable. >> the violent instability at the top of the agenda for white house meetings germany has much as stake here. it gets one third of the oil and gas from russia. the president says harsher sanctions could be the next step. >> the goal is not to punish russia, but to give them an incentive to choose the better course. >> eastern ukraine has been teetering on the brink for weeks cities and towns falling like dominoes today more than 30 people died
and towns have been falling like dominos. armed separatists supported by russia storming in and taking over. this morning, the u.s.-supported ukrainian military finally saying, enough is enough. it all comes in response to this. the anger level here has exploded. we're seeing petrol bombs, tear tear gas, stun grenades. another angry nob of thousands storming the prosecutor's compound yesterday. riot police so terrified, using their own riot shields to barricade themselves in. the mob stripping them of weapons and armor. and parading the police out in shame, one at a time. and now, with today's new violence, it's the most dangerous escalation next. the next step, an all-out civil war. muhammad lila, abc news, eastern ukraine. >>> the crisis in ukraine, high on president obama's agenda today. he will be meeting with a key european ally at the white house. jon karl is there right now. the meeting with german chancellor angela merkel, tougher sanctions against putin can't work unless she goes along. >> reporter: that's right. angela merkel is seen as the key player here. that's because germany
of the insurgency. the defense secretary hagel will deliver a speech on the ukraine and russia's situation today at a washington, dc, think tank. >> president obama will meet with the president of germany and they are expected to discuss a dispute over united states intelligence-gearing, this is her first visit to the white house since reports revealed that the n.s.a. had intercepted phone calls involving her and other german officials. >>> prince william and prince harry are in the united states. >> harry! harry! >> yikes. node to warn people to cover their ears. screaming fans waited after they join friends for a barbecue in downtown memphis in town for a wedding. prince william took his wife as his date and prince harry is expected to attend girlfriend, -- attend without the girlfriend. they recently broke up. >> here is mike and the forecast. >> you were screaming, too, truth be told. >> every time when you walk in the building, mike. >> screaming hike "get away, get away." it is hot. but it will be cooler. we are 85 today but back near the 73 average tomorrow and also on sunday. cooler on m
are police violence and united states military policies that first migration. >> if russia, a massive rally is landed in now's red square today, just like in the old days before the communist soviet union was dissolved in newspaper none. up to two million people could be on hand for the event and organized by russia lane unions loyal to the kremlin. it comes against a backdrop of patriotism mixed with row regulation in the wake of russia's annexation of ukraine's republic of crimea. >> we know how a teen stow away snuck on to the tarmac at san jose international airport three weeks after a federal security inspection much the perimeter. t.s.a. conducted a three month review of security measures at the airport and during a hearing yesterday, senator boxer questions the thoroughness and posted this exchange with the t.s.a. official on her youtube channel. >> you are looking for guarantee, that is not going to happen. >> i am looking for layered defense. >> which we have. >> it is not a guarantee 100 percent. >> did not happen this is serious business. >> i agree. >> i don't thing you are taki
. the violence comes as the white house is lashing out at russia with those new economic sanctions targeting putin's inner circle of supporters. government officials and companies and one believed putin has personal investments in. but stopped short of hitting his personal wealth directly estimated in the tens of billions of dollars. its security people want most. man telling me we can't sleep at night because we don't know if russia will attack us tomorrow. muhammad lila, abc news, eastern ukraine. >>> president obama heading back to washington this morning from the philippines. before leaving he praised the men and women of the military who serve around the globe. there are more than 80,000 service members in the asia pacific region. on a trip to the large american military cemetery, the president honored american and filipino service members who fought side by side in the pacific in world war ii. >>> capitol police investigating death threats against senate majority leader harry reid. the threats are reportedly related to comments reid made about nevada rancher clive bun
announced the u.s. and european union are imposing a new round of sanctions on russia considering the crisis in ukraine. penalties in response to what western leaders say is russia's failure to follow through on a commitment. >> the mother of a south bay boy who survived a nearly six hour flight a wheel well says she's now working to be reunited with her. this is the mother living in a somali refugee camp. she says her ex-husband took the three kids to california telling them their mother died. her son learned she was alive he snuck on to the tarmac at san jose airport and on to a plane. saying quote my son was silenced with you intelligent when with me i know concealed himself to see me she is now on a list to imgreat to america and could be here in less than a year >> authorities in connecticut say single paul simon ask his wife are not likely to be charged after an incident at their home. both arrested for disorderly conduct. sources say someone called 911 and hung up they found evidence of physical violence and injuries described as very minor. >> we love each other. we're fine. we had a
tonight the white house is delivering a new challenge to vladimir putin of russia. president obama announcing new sanctions targeting russia officials. and companies with links to the combative russian leader. while in the streets of one eastern ukrainian city, pro-russian forces moved in. and chaos erupted. abc was there. >> reporter: this is new ukraine, a country ready to explode, nearly at war with itself. >> reporter: this is what they worried about. people rushed into the crowd, and all hell broke loose. a heavy scent of gas in the air. you can hear the explosions as we're talking. the day didn't start out this way. the democrat administrators sided with united states. their flags turned to fear. attacked by a pro-russian mob. explosion. weapons and tear gas. watch the exact moment this man hit with a home-made bomb. bloodied and beaten. no word. just a peace sign. this journalist hit with a brick. the violence comes as the white house is lashing out at russia with those new economic sanctions. targeting putin's inner circle of supporters. government officials and companies b
. 188 people are confirmed dead. >> the european union levying sanctions for what they say is russia's failure targeting seven russian officials and 17 company was links to vladimir >> he has not yet chosen to move forward. >> president obama warned russia can expect tougher sanctions if it continues provocations in ukraine. >> a local domestic violence case forced a bay area tech company to put a new ceo at the helm this week. the board voted to fire him yesterday. he pled guilty last week to misdemeanor domestic violence charges and sentenced to three years probation. police say he beat his girlfriend after finding out she'd gone on a trip with another man. >> in connecticut singer paul simon ask his wife facing disorderly conduct charges. simon told the judge it was a rare arguments that led to weekend arrest. both said they did not feel threatened by the other person and saw no need for a protective order. >> california vitners have good reason to raise a toast. san francisco business times reporting california wine sales account for 64% of all wine sales in the u.s. last year. a
. >>> and to amy. >> we begin with breaking news in the standoff with russia. president obama announcing new penalties aimed at russian president vladimir putin. jonathan karl traveling with the president in the philippines. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the president made it official the united states is hitting russia with another round of sanctions. hitting more individuals and companies close to president putin, including those in the high-tech defense sector. he called this a calibrated effort to try to change russia's behavior in ukraine, but he also has his eye on china. today announcing a plan to place u.s. troops here in the philippines for the first time in 20 years. amy. >> thank you. >>> and a new phase in the search for flight 370. the australian prime minister saying that the aerial search has been suspended to expand the underwater search that could take up to eight months. >>> and a pilot is missing after two small planes collided in midair after flying from a vintage airplane festival. one pilot was able to land safely, but the other plane, similar to this one, sp
in 1950. president obama says the united states will add new sanctions on russia targeting the russian defense industry wrapping up the tour of asia with a stop in the philippines. in a news conference, obama said the sanctions are in response to russia's failure to uphold an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in ukraine. >> coming up, the mother arrested over the weekend after police say she confessed to a violent crime against her own child. >> new details of a team who hid as a stow away to hawaii. >> a look outside at one place you want to think about going when things start to heat up and we see temperatures in the 90's. in every life, there are when you know, you know. the all-new volvo v60 sportswagon. the s60 sedan and the xc60 crossover. test drive one today. model year end sales event. the s60 with 0.9% apr and up to $2500 in allowances. >>> we are back at 6:40 on this monday. the sun is so bright we had to turn the camera away. it is hazy. it is not a "spare the air" day with pollution low. grass pollen is moderate and mold is low even with the rain. padres ar
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for survivors. >>> the united states imposes more sanctions against russia over the crisis in ukraine and silicon valley could feel the impact. >> the sharks put it on the line preparing to dethrone the kings. >> netflix gets their own cable tv channel, starting today some can access the video streaming service from their own tv without outing the internet and is available on grande communications. apple launched replacement if the iphone 5 if you experience problems with the power button you could be eligible for free repair. >> google is making it easier for droid users to locate hotels and restaurants with an update allowing customized results by rice and hours of operation. could a self cleaning car be a reality? there is a special exterior paint that repels dirt and >>> covering benicia, san ramon, san mateo and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone, at 4:42. looking to san francisco, the downtown area of the western span of the bay bridge, change in the weather is coming from the rain we experienced over the weekend to a warm-up. mike will tell us about t
, president obama had to deal with the escalating conflict in russia at every turn. >> with respect to russia and ukraine, uniformly condemning russia's actions. >> reporter: it's the country he once banked on building closer ties to. remember this moment? >> after my election, i have more flexibility. >> reporter: but now, obama finds relations with vladimir putin at a new low. he prepares to slap a new rounds of sanctions early to come next month. >> did you misjudge him or did he mislead you, and at this point, isn't it clear that sanctions simply are not going to change his behavior? >> president putin is not a stupid man and i think recently acknowledged that this has already had an impact. >> but you acknowledge that sanctions won't change his behavior? >> jon, i think that's self-apparent. i think that -- there are no guarantees in life. generally. and certainly, no guarantees in foreign policy. >> reporter: the only sure thing in ukraine has been more conflict. just this week, pro-russian forces in the east went so far as to detain eight international observers. abc's muhammad lila. s
harder for tougher sanctions, broader sanctions against russia, but not all of the european allies are going along with it. businesses are fighting back against that in europe as well. not enough consequence. he's not able to follow through in getting a new trade agreement with japan, you know, in a second term, in a world where america is one of many powers, the president can't just dictate an outcome. >> he cannot. and it does raise questions about his legacy given that he has a couple of years left. >> a couple years left. i think he's well aware of that but not going to stop pushing. one thing to watch for, does the united states start to push for a more direct targeting of putin himself? putin, personally, his own reputed personal fortune. >> right. that may be the next step and the next shoe to drop. but as you said, he has to get his allies on board. george, thank you. >>> george has a big show coming up this morning. his guests include new homeland security jeh johnson and massachusetts senator, elizabeth warren. >>> meantime, there are more stories developing overnight. he
russia insurgents. special police with armored vehicles setting up road blocks and inspecting vehicles this saturday as tension mount there. president obama is in malaysia but he's preparing for tougher sanctions against putin coming as early as monday. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl asking the president will those sanctions really change anything president putin is up to. >> reporter: good evening, david. with the prime minister of ukraine accusing russia of trying to start world war 3, president obama has tried to turn up the heat and brokered a deal with the european leaders to slap another round of sanctions on russia. it was a lavish welcome for president obama in malaysia but president obama is now ratcheting up the pressure on president putin. another round of sanctions coming as soon as monday will hit cronies near putin's inner circle. the russian economy is already paying a price. s & p cut russia's credit rating above junk bond status and investors have pulled 70 billion dollars out of the country since the beginning of the year. >> president putin is no
russia, with tough, new sanctions. but the question, is it enough to get them to back down from the ukraine border? things are really intensifying there. >> and the dialogue between obama and putin going on this morning. >>> and later, addicted to fire. we're going to go on the job with adrenaline junkies who do one of the most dangerous jobs on earth. in one of the toughest neighborhoods in america. what motivates these men to repeatedly risk their lives? >>> we want to start this morning with the severe weather. and what has been an unusually quiet tornado season changed radically and violently overnight. and now, there's a big, new system moving in, with 23 states in the crosshairs. our coverage begins this morning, with diane wilson from our affiliate, wtvd. she's in fake forest, north carolina, right now. diane, good morning. >> reporter: dan, several injuries reported due to these storms. fortunately, no deaths. but today, crews will be cleaning up, after strong winds, heavy rains, even hail, caused this widespread damage. >> it's on the ground. look how wide it is. >> rep
growing between the u.s. and russia over ukraine. now new sanctions backed by president obama could begin as soon as monday. abc's senior washington correspondent explains the importance of this action. >>> plus, prom day tragedy. an honor student stabbed to death on come puts just hours before the big dance. was she murdered by a boy who she rejected as a date. and the incredible rescue to save a father and son after they get lost hiking in the mountains. the helicopters flying in to save the day today. the heroes explaining how they did it. a lucky family. all that and more coming up. >> they were looking for an adventure and they got it. >> they got one, yeah. >> four square founder has apologized for helping his wife run the marathon with a fake number. after least year's attack security was increased to keep fake runners away from the course. a few snuck in, including a new york fashion writer married to four square fashion writer dennis crowley on the right. she said the two were separated during the becoming last year. they wanted to finish together this year but chelsea could not
to start world war iii and russia refuses to back up from the border. here's jonathan karl. he asked president obama if america's economic pressure is working. john? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama told me bluntly today that "president putin is not a stupid man" and that sanctions are hurting russia and putin knows it. this is getting personal. i asked the president about putin's recent response to a question about whether he thought obama would save him if he were drowning. president putin was asked that if he were drowning, would you save him? and said he thought you would save him. so i'm just wondering, was he correct on that? >> i absolutely would save mr. putin if he were drowning. i'd like to think that if anybody is out there drowning, i'm going to save him. >> reporter: president obama hasn't spoken to putin in over a week, but he did speak to european leaders last night about another round of sanctions, and we're told they are coming in soon, probably before the president returns to washington next week. diane? >> jonathan karl traveling with the president
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